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W.Va. Afterschool Programs To Receive A Boost From Federal Grant

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Six organizations in West Virginia will be awarded federal grant money to support afterschool programs.

The money is part of the 2024 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. 

The six organizations include

  • World Vision in Barbour County
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle in Berkeley County
  • Southern Educational Services Cooperative in Fayette, Summers and Webster counties
  • Step By Step in Kanawha County
  • Marion County Schools
  • Playmates Preschool and Childcare Centers in Wayne County

Funds are renewable for up to five years, as long as there’s continued support from the U.S. Department of Education. 

The six awardees will offer learning and development support, homework assistance, tutoring, assistance in obtaining state educational standards and enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs during out-of-school times, according to a news release. 

Grantees are also required to engage with parents and caregivers in their children’s learning.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting reached out to the West Virginia Department of Education for dollar amounts for each of the six organizations, but they did not respond before this story was published.